A kamikaze attack in Tizi Ouzou injures 26

Targeted Police information station

A kamikaze attack in Tizi Ouzou injures 26

El Khabar, 4 août 2008

The information department of the Province Police headquarters in Tizi Ouzou central province, situated near the operational sector of the 1st military region, has been targeted by a suicide car. 26 Policemen and civilians left injured, while the kamikaze died.

“The suicide attacker has been on board of goods wagon crammed with explosives. He arrived at 4:45a.m.at the rear entrance of the Police station situated opposite to the main gate of the headquarters of the operational sector of the 1st military region, in the centre of Tizi Ouzou He has hesitated whether to flee the explosion, which occurred when he was on the point to leave the bomb car,” a Policeman told El Khabar.

8 Policemen have been injured, 4 of which are still at hospital. An Army officer and a solder have also been injured in the attack. However, 14 citizens living near the Police Information Department have been hurt. The suicide attacker and the car loaded with explosives have been blown into pieces.

 

04-08-2008 By M.T/Translation Section